Weird first half. Weird second half. Weird game. Weird season. Just…weird.
– The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers gave up 27 points in a half was in 2013 against the Detroit Lions. Like today, the Steelers didn’t allow any points in the second half and won that game 37-27. Today, they won 34-27.
– The Steelers are 2-23 all-time when they allow 27+ points in the first half. As you can tell, those two wins have come in the last two instances. They’re on a roll!
– This is only the second time Ben Roethlisberger has ever completed 40 passes in a game. And only the second time he’s ever won a game when attempting at least 50.
– Steelers rushed for just 23 yards today. Fewest in a game since 2006 against the Baltimore Ravens. Fewest in a Steelers’ win since 1957. Free Depot subscription to anyone who was alive for that game.
– Since 1980, only three other players in NFL history have had 180+ receiving yards in three games in one regular season, as Antonio Brown reached today. They are: Roy Green in 1984, Isaac Bruce in 1995, and Calvin Johnson in 2012.
– Ryan Shazier recorded his first INT since his sophomore season at Ohio State on October 27th, 2012.
– Cam Heyward is the first Steelers’ DL to record 7 sacks in back-to-back seasons since Ray Seals in 1994-1995. Seals is the only other to do it since sacks were tracked in 1982.
– Will Allen is having his best season ever from a purely statistical standpoint. Three sacks are the first of his NFL career while his 2 FFs are a single-season best.
– Twice this season, the Steelers’ opponent has gone over 120 penalty yards. Denver was at 127 today. From 1995-2014, it only happened twice. Very weird.
– This is also the second time this season the Steelers have allowed a single receiver to catch 10 passes for at least 180 yards. John Brown had the other. It’s the first time that’s ever happened twice in a year. It’s only happened seven times to the Steelers since 1960. Four of those have occurred since 2013.
– Last one. Fourth time since 2007 the Steelers have forced and recovered a fumble on the opposing team’s first possession. Second time this year. Last two other times were 2007 and 2008. James Harrison was involved in that one in ’07.